Leaders of the Houston Coalition on the Homeless, as well as members of the Houston business community and that city’s top municipal official on homeless issues, were brought to Anchorage to advise on the new pilot program in Alaska's largest city.
Last month there were 43 deaths that police classify as "outdoor deaths." The city dashboard currently shows 35 beds are available at the winter shelter sites at the old sanitation facility, although and the number has not been updated since Wednesday.
With further abatements of homeless camps outside of the one at Third Avenue and Ingra Street halted until the municipality finds more space to house homeless people, Anchorage officials say they’re now dealing with more than double the number of people they expected to seek winter shelter.
A report published this week by the U.S. Department of Justice says police pursuits should only happen if an officer is aware a violent crime has been committed or when a person poses a threat of violence. Anchorage police say that's one guideline it already follows, along with stopping the pursuit as quickly as possible and taking into consideration the conditions, and situation.
Several cannabis businesses are expected to close this year, according to the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. Since legalization in 2016, 109 cannabis businesses — including retail stores and cultivators — have either surrendered or let their licenses expire.
A lawsuit was filed Friday by Amy Demboski against Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson alleging violation of the Anchorage Whistleblower Act as well as unlawful gender discrimination and wrongful termination, amid other claims.
Government leaders from all across the country visit Houston, Texas, each year to learn what that city has done to get homeless people off the streets and into permanent housing. Many consider Houston the model city when it comes to finding solutions to homelessness.
Many city leaders consider Houston, Texas, as a model city when it comes to finding solutions to homelessness. Reporters with Alaska's News Source investigated what works there and how Anchorage might benefit from it.
This year alone, there have been 29 people who have died outdoors — and three more deaths are still being investigated. It’s another example of how the city’s homeless situation is reaching a critical status.
An Alaska Native teen is one step closer to coming home after struggling with mental health issues for years. It’s a problem that many young people face today, but now her parents may have finally found the treatment she needs.
Alaska Native Medical Center lost its “deemed status” on July 12, a status which means a medical facility is accredited and can bill the federal government for Medicare services and more information is emerging about the deficiencies that led to federal action.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation say in a press release that they are working together to fix problems found by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “collaboratively and swiftly.”
The Anchorage police and fire departments are investing in the mental health of their workers after the city has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to focus on the well-being of first responders.
The city of Anchorage has made a multimillion dollar agreement with the contractor who was in charge of building navigation center and shelter on the corner of Tudor Road and Elmore Road in East Anchorage.
Eighteen-year-old Twilla Farrally has had it rough. Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and ADHD, and being an Alaska Native, her parents tried getting her into their specialized services but the waitlist was too long, so they sought other avenues of treatment.